Vets’ Home Loan
Hit Record In June
sfth Month In Succes
sion An Increase Has
The highest single month’s total of
GI home loan appraisal requests in
nearly four years was received by the
Veterans Administration during June.
In the first six months of 1954, the
South Atlantic States (Virginia, West
Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro
lina. Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Dela
ware and the District of Columbia)
showed an increase in appraisal re
quests for only proposed dwelling units
of 01.9 per cent as compared with the
first half of 1953.
Nationally, the increase was 84 per
Va said it received 92,919 appraisal
requests for proposed dwelling units
and existing homes in June, the fifth
straight month an increase was re
ported. It was the highest month
since October, 1950, when appraisal
requests for 119,734 proposed and ex
isting homes were received just before
credit curbs were invoked.
Va also announced that, for the
third straight month, GI home loan ap
plications submitted by lenders on be
half of veterans showed a sharp in
crease. A total of 46,239 applications
were submitted, an increase of 4,323
Os the 92.919 appraisal requests re
ceived in June, 52,749 were for pro
posed units, an increase of 504 units
over May, and 40,170 were for exist- ]
ing homes, an increase of 3,281 over ,
the previous month. (
Builders, lenders and veterans must
request VA to determine the reason- i
able value of proposed and existing
homes before selling or submitting
loan applications to VA. Loan appli
cations for homes for which VA has
determined reasonable values are us
ually submitted to VA about three to
eight months after the appraisal re
During the first half of 1954, VA
received 198,446 home loan applica- ,
tions, an increase of 29 per cent over
the 1953,999 applications received in
period of 1953.
75% Auto Accidents
Prominent Woman Traf
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Distractions cause 75 per cent of all
automobile accidents, according to a
prominent woman traffic judge.
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t ; Misuse Os Milk
C For ages, milk has been known as the most nearly "perfect food,” and
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nutrients. We should not forget, however, that by its very nature milk
is designed to fill the needs of the young. JCven cow’s milk which is, of
course, intended for calves, must be modified and supplemented for
proper nutrition of human babies. And after babyhood, it is misusing
milk to make it the mainstay of the <
diet, says Dr. James R. Wilson,
Secretary of the American Medi
cal Council on Foods and Nutrition.
A Mother's Mistake
. "I remember vividly a 3 year
old patient,” he writes in the
Quarterly Review of Pediatrics.
‘‘She was slender, pale, and fretful.
The laboratory reports told what
was wrong iron-lack anemia.
But the history told why she was
lacking in iron; the mother be
lieved that if her child drank
enough milk nothing else made
much difference as far as foods and
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and sweets. This patient had de
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cause, in the normal diet, milk
must always be accompanied by
other wholesome foods... We must
keep our thinking straight about
the proper role es milk in the
Chief Value far Orown-Ups
For people of any age, milk is
one of the very best sources of pro
tein, the nutrient that is so im
portant in many vital processes—
tissue repair, growth, defense
against illness and deterioration.
. "A quart of miNt daily snpplies
lighting a cigarette—these are the
things that cause accidents, in the!
opinion of Judge Geraldine F. Macel
wane, of the Toledo, Ohio, Municipal
Hearing 80 to 120 traffic violation
cases a day, she qualifies as an expert
on human behavior behind the wheel.
In 1953, she heard 7,300 traffic cases.
“It takes only a second of distrac
tion on the part of the driver to cause
a serious injury or death,” Judge
Macelwane points out. “If a moving
car is left unguided, even for a sec
ond, a serious accident can result.”
She cited the example of a tearful
and trembling young mother who re
cently appeared in court. The mother
had made the common mistake of al
lowing her small child to stand on the
front seat beside her.
“As the driver of the car ahead sig
nalled an intention to turn left, the
child diverted the mother’s attention
for an instant—long enough for the
car ahead to stop for oncoming traf
fic,” Judge Macelwane said. “The
woman crashed into it, the child re
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most of the protein need of the
young child and half the need at
the beginning of adolescence. Such
a quantity of milk contributes more
protein to the diet than any other
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less driving charge.”
Improving the driver’s knowledge <
and attitude is more important than (
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Macelwane believes. <
“Although women can rally public
support for enforcement and engi
neering advances, they can be even
more effective in reducing accidents
by focusing attention on more com
mon dangers, like distraction,” she
As one of the judges of the 1954
Carol Lane Awards for traffic safe
ty, Judge Macelwane called upon
American women, as individuals and
in club groups, to enter the award
program before the June 30, 1954,
closing date. Winners will receive a
SI,OOO defense bond and a bronze
The Carol Lane Awards, the na
tion’s only awards which recognize the
achievements of women in the field of
traffic safety, are administered by the
National Safety Council through a
grant from the Shell Oil Co. Further
information about the awards may be
obtained from Alice C. Mills, National
Safety Council, 425 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago 11, 111.
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